REDFIELD PARK at MIDTOWN
Location: Reno, Nevada
Redfield Park is a 44 unit townhome development located in the vibrant MidTown District of Reno, Nevada.
Redfield Park at MidTown is an urban infill project making use of two vacant lots on either side of the historic Redfield mansion located on Mt. Rose St. in Reno, Nevada. The site is located within a transitional area between the affluent neighborhood of Southwest Reno and the commercial core of the Virginia St. corridor. This area, called The MidTown District, is currently going through a substantial redevelopment of new commercial and housing models.
Located just a few blocks away from the Virginia St. corridor, the project emphasizes walkability and urban lifestyle. The project consists of 44 townhome units geared toward first time home buyers, young professionals or empty nesters within the region. Unit sizes range from 1,300 square feet to 1,700 square feet, depending upon the number of bedrooms and floor levels. Exterior material selections both pay respect to the historical character of the surrounding neighborhoods as well as reflect strong contemporary styling. The brick, steel, and fine wood finishes support and further the feeling of re-birth in MidTown.
With the continuing influx and success of new restaurants and boutique businesses into the MidTown District, the need for infill pedestrian oriented housing of a higher density was becoming more evident. Redfield Park at MidTown was proposed as a response to that need. The project took advantage of two vacant infill properties directly adjacent to the old stone Redfield Mansion located on the south side of Mt. Rose Street. Ranging from +/-1500 square feet to +/-2000 square feet, 44 townhome units were proposed to be distributed throughout the two sites among 12 separate buildings.
The architectural aesthetic was a bridge between the traditional brick homes of the old neighborhood and the new eclectic/retro vibe of the growing MidTown District. The use of traditional materials like brick and lapped wood siding combined with panels of hot-rolled steel siding paid respect to both the old and the new neighborhood. Each of the 12 individual buildings were also designed and situated on the site to take full advantage of the 300 plus days of sunshine in Northern Nevada. All buildings were planned to have solar hot water and photovoltaic panels further improving the project’s influence on the neighborhood.